Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll said he expects to be without defender Max Hunt for “a couple of months” after picking up an injury in training ahead of today’s 2-1 defeat to Wrexham.

The centre half was on crutches at pitchside with a brace around his lower leg and was one of two other injury worries with Josh Staunton limping off. The manager confirmed he will need a scan to assess the extent of that injury.

But one piece of good news is that captain Luke Wilkinson, who it was feared could be out for six weeks after an injury at Southend, is expected to return for next weekend’s trip to Woking.

Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll.

Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins after the match, Sarll said: “Hunt is going to be a couple of months, but Staunton we don’t know. We can’t see inside the leg until we get it scanned.

“This is the thing when you have small groups, the toll to prepare, play and throw everything at a game like Josh does for this football club, it takes a toll over a season.

“I feel we are so close, the foundation of the group could be so wonderful, we just need a little bit more.”

Having sold top-scorer Joe Quigley to National League rivals Chesterfield on Friday night, the Glovers are left with 17 first-team squad members, including back-up goalkeeper Max Evans and young midfielder Toby Stephens.

Sarll said the squad needed “a little bit more help“, adding that he was not giving “a cryptic clue” with the club’s owner Scott Priestnall having said that falling attendances was the reason behind the sale of Quigley.

He previously said the club had budgeted for averaging crowds of 3,000 this season – an average they have not achieved since the 2016/17 campaign in League Two. There was a crowd of 2,988 inside Huish Park against Wrexham.

The manager said: “I think we are close, this team has a wonderful foundation, a great commitment, energy and spirit. I think the supporters believe in them, I believe in every one of them, but we need a bit more depth.

“Phil (Parkinson, the Wrexham manager) was able to make a change at half-time bringing on a normal starter in (Jordan) Ponticelli who I thought made a big difference in the first ten minutes of the second half.

“We need a little bit more help. That is not a cryptic clue that I am giving anyone but I feel for the players, they deserve a better ending of their day for the performance they put in.

Asked if he hoped to be able to bring players to the club, Sarll added: “The deal has to be right and affordable, if we can we will.

“(Quigley) is the fourth forward I have sold here in two-and-a-half years, so we obviously improve people.

“We try and improve players with our coaching. I would have liked him today.

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